Regulatory Status and Disclaimer
The ECU Group plc ("ECU") is registered in the United Kingdom and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"). Under current legislation, ECU understands that our management service in respect of physical multi-currency load facilities is a not a "regulated activity" as defined by the Financial Services and Markets Act ("FSMA") 2000, and therefore falls outside the jurisdiction of the FCA. Accordingly, in this instance, you will not therefore benefit from the protections of the FCA, the Financial Ombudsman Service in respect of complaints and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in respect of compensation in the event of ECU's default. However, it is also our understanding that any currency management service provided by ECU in respect of accounts that incorporates the use of margin trading, futures, options, derivatives or any other transactions that are determined as being an "investment of a specified kind" under the FSMA 2000 is deemed to be a "regulated activity" as defined by the FSMA 2000. Accordingly in these instances, our management services shall fall within the jurisdiction of the FCA, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
ECU does not provide mortgage or general investment advice to "retail clients" and it is recommended that any prospective retail client obtain independent advice from a qualified independent financial adviser. ECU's services to its Managed Currency Account clients comprise the management of assets held in individual client accounts that are administered by FCA-regulated Account Providers. As part of its client acceptance process, ECU conducts thorough suitability assessments on prospective clients in accordance with FCA rules. In addition, ECU may agree to provide investment advice to its clients but such advice will be limited to ECU's products. Should a prospective ECU client require whole of market advice, it is recommended that the advice of an appropriately qualified independent financial adviser should be obtained.
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sell, nor shall it form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with any
contract or commitment whatsoever; or (b) any investment advice. Opinions
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and may be subject to change without notice. ECU is not obliged to update or
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investing in any financial instruments mentioned herein in order to make an
independent determination of the suitability and consequences of an investment
therein, if permitted. Please note that
different types of investments, if contained within this material, involve varying
degrees of risk and there can be no assurance that any specific investment may
be either suitable, appropriate or profitable for a client or prospective
client’s investment portfolio. Given the
economic and market risks, there can be no assurance that any of the financial
instruments or strategies mentioned in this document will achieve its/their
investment objectives. Returns may be
affected by, among other things, interest rates and general market
conditions. The different strategies
applied to financial instruments may have a sizable effect on the results
portrayed in this material.
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